Grammys: Lorde wears feminist poem, refuses to perform

Sergio Conner
January 31, 2018

Lorde skipped out on the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, which is why many might've missed the feminist message on her gown.

Lorde became the second nominee out of five for Album of the Year'category to be a no-show at the Grammys.

The "Green Light" singer took to Twitter on Monday morning (Jan. 29) to address her lack of a performance, encouraging fans to attend her Melodrama World Tour.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are set to air on Sunday, January 28 (U.S. time).

The Grammys' refusal to give Lorde a solo performance is already being chalked up to gender inequality and is even being tied to the #MeToo movement.

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Despite being nominated to the top category, Lorde did not preform at the ceremony.

In years past, Pink has sung upside-down while dangling from the ceiling doing aerial silks, but this year, she had a more laid-back approach. There was some drama over her not performing at the show, but she's clearly not letting it ruin the special night.

"It's hard to have a balanced year and have everyone perform". She had a great album. Now the show's executive producer and the President of the Recording Academy are speaking out about the singer's exclusion. She was also the only female artist nominated for the award. They were lacking women in general.

"It's definitely a societal problem, not just music". We're constantly asked what we can do and when we speak up about it, women are silenced in that way.

The handwritten note appeared as a full-page advertisement in Wednesday's New Zealand Herald, booked through her record label Universal Music. "We come in peace, but we mean business". And to those who would dare try to silence us.

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